2019 Annual Meeting

2019 SSOMS Annual Meeting
May 7-12, 2019
The Europe Hotel & Resort
Killarney, Ireland




Rooms are still available in our room block 
For reservations follow the instructions here


The room block for our 2019 annual meeting at the Europe Hotel in Killarney, Ireland is now open. We are opening the block early due to the heavy demand we anticipate for the rooms. We may be able to add more rooms if the block is sold quickly. Due to the transportation challenges, we strongly recommend that you plan to arrive at the Europe on Tuesday, May 7 and depart on Sunday, May 12.

We will be sending information on a pre-conference trip to Dublin and transportation options to and from Killarney in about 60 days. We recommend that you wait to receive this information before booking your flights.

Please do not delay. Book your room immediately.
You can always make adjustments later if your plans change.


Read the simple instructions contained in this pdf.

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Learn more about The Europe Hotel & Resort.


Our friends at Custom Travel & Cruise have arranged fantastic Pre-and Post-Conference tours for the SSOMS. Space is limited!


If you choose not to participate in the pre-conference tour, we recommend that you still plan to arrive on Tuesday. The options are to fly into Shannon (at least one stop on most flights), which is about 1 ½ hours from the hotel or Dublin (direct flights from Atlanta), which is about 3 ½ hours from the hotel. From Dublin, you can travel by car or train. If we have enough people arriving at either or both locations at virtually the same time, we will arrange group transportation to the hotel. Watch for details as we get closer.

PRE-CONFERENCE Ireland – Dublin, Doonbeg

Explore Dublin before Killarney


Muckross Farms

Step back in time when you visit a real working historic-based farm and school house. You’ll have fun with lessons in making Irish soda bread and butter, learn a few Irish dances and dine on local scones, butter and local jams.

Ring of Kerry

Breath-taking views of Kerry’s rugged coastline and mountain passes. A perfect blend of windswept cliffs, blue lakes and rocky mountains.

Dingle Peninsula

Wild expanses of the northern peninsula where the sky meets the sea is truly awe-inspiring. You visit the charming town of Dingle home to wonderful shops of handmade arts and crafts, award winning pubs, seafood restaurants and cafés.

Gap of Dunloe

Via the Jaunting Car (Pony and Buggy) you’ll travel to the base of the MacGillycuddy Reeks mountain range. Tour includes a BBQ lunch and afterwards you’ll take a Gap Boat through the mountainous lakes.

Biking, Hawks and Horses

Bike or horseback ride through the Killarney National Park and/or visit with magnificent birds of prey on the beautiful Killarney landscape.

DAILY SCHEDULE  (brief outline)

Wednesday, May 8
2pm Board Meeting and Examination of Candidates
6pm Welcome Reception
Thursday, May 9
8-12 Scientific Presentations by Dr. Ghali Ghali
Morning event for spouses
12 noon Afternoon Tours
Friday, May 10 Day long Tours
Saturday, May 11
8-12 Scientific Presentation and Business Meeting
8am Board Meeting and Past President’s Advisory Meeting
8-12 Afternoon Tours
6pm President’s Reception
7pm President’s Dinner featuring Irish Music and Dancing
Sunday, May 12 Departures to States and Dublin
Monday, May 13 Departures


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April 21-26, 2020
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Key West, FL

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